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Domestic Arts


Welcome to the Domestic Arts Section of the Oughterard Agricultural Show 2017.  As usual, we intend to present your exhibits in the Community Centre, Oughterard.  Some changes have been made to the classes and we hope you will be pleased with these.    

The overall aim of an Agricultural Show is to highlight the skills, talents and abilities of local and not-so local people.  By having more than 130 classes in a large number of sections we believe that we offer you a platform to display your skills and the results you have achieved.  

See our classes in the Schedule on this website and get planning!


Rules & Regulations

Domestic Arts Section 

Exhibits are located in the Community Centre, Oughterard


Enquiries to Co-Ordinator : Michael O Callaghan 087-8164228

Entry Fee: €3.00 

Prize Money: 1st  - €15, 2nd - €12, 3rd - €8, except for light, rich, boiled and porter cake classes where prize money is 1st  €20, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10.

Entry Fees: Teen Talent Classes is €2.00 per class &Children’s corner is €1.00 per class. 

Prize money for Teen Talent and Children’s Corner: see relevant section.





  1. All exhibits must be bona fide property of exhibitor and in the Home Craft classes, must have been made by the exhibitor and not previously exhibited at the Oughterard Show. In the produce classes, exhibits must have been produced in the exhibitor's farm or garden.

  2. Entries will not be accepted on the day nor will change of entries be allowed on the day.

  3. Exhibitors must satisfy themselves that their exhibits are in correct classes and bear correct number before judging commences. 

  4. Market Gardeners shall not be eligible for garden produce classes.

  5. Factories shall not be eligible for home crafts section.

  6. Bakeries shall not be eligible for cookery classes.

  7. Registered members of Professional Associations may not exhibit in their areas of registration.

  8. Exhibits must not be removed before 5pm without permission from the Chief Steward. Entries will not be accepted on the day nor will change of entries be allowed on the day.

  9. The judges are empowered to withhold prizes in classes in which there is not sufficient competition or merit.

  10. Prize money for Sections 1 to 12 in the Domestic Arts Section will be paid in full within 6 weeks following show day.

  11. The judges’ decisions as to the merit in all classes shall be final. Any objections should be lodged in writing with the secretary within 30 minutes following the completion of the competition, with a fee of €50, which will be returned if the objection is upheld - €50 per person per objection.


     Additional information for Sections 13 and 14

  12. As Sections 13 and 14 have age restrictions, named entrants must be of the chosen age group.

  13. Teen Talent and Children’s Corner Prizes will be given out at 4.30pm Sunday 30th August.



SECTION 1                FARM PRODUCE                                        


CLASS   300          Square Bale of Hay                                                                              

CLASS   301          6 sods of Turf (Hand Won)                                                                  

CLASS   302          Machine Turf - 6 Sods                                                                         


SECTION 2                           Garden Produce - Vegetables                                                        


CLASS   303          Potatoes - Records (5 potatoes)                                                                             

CLASS   304          Potatoes - Kerr Pinks (5 potatoes)                                                                         

CLASS   305          Potatoes - Roosters (5 potatoes)                                                                            

CLASS   306          Potatoes - Any other variety (5 potatoes), correctly named                                   

CLASS   307          Potatoes - (3) Named variety, table quality, boiled in jackets

CLASS   308          Onions - Sets (5) Commercial Quality                                                                  

CLASS   309          Onions - Sets (3) Biggest Onion. Uniform in size                                                                

CLASS   310          Shallots - (5)                                                                         

CLASS   311          Salad Onions - Scallions (8 in a bunch)                                                                               

CLASS   312           Parsnips -(3)                                                                         

CLASS   313          Carrots - Red long                                                                

CLASS   314          Garden Peas - (10) pods                                                                       

CLASS   315          Beet Root - (3)                                                                      

CLASS   316          Lettuce - (3) Heads, same variety, correctly named                                                               

CLASS   317          Garden Cabbage - (1) Head, any variety correctly named                                                   

CLASS   318          Garden Turnip - Swede                                                                       

CLASS   319          Vegetable Marrow                                                                               

CLASS   320          Selection of Organic Vegetables in a container      


SECTION 3    Garden Produce - Fruit                                                                                                                                       

CLASS   321          Rhubarb - (6) Sticks                                                                                                                                                       

CLASS   323          Apples (Cooking) - 3 of any variety                                                                     

CLASS   324          Apples  (Dessert) - Any variety, dish of 5                                                                            

CLASS   325          Tomatoes - Dish of 5                                                                            


  SECTION 4                FLOWERS      


N.B. Exhibits exceeding the stated sizes will be eliminated                                                                                                                                                                                                            

CLASS   326          Cacti - 1 or more, pot not more than 150mm in diameter                                                      

CLASS   327          Flowering Pot Plant - Pot not more than 250mm  in diameter                                              

CLASS   328          Foliage Pot Plant - Pot not more than 250mm in diameter                                                    

CLASS   329          Flowering Shrub - One stem in vase. Stem 450mm minimum height                                  

CLASS   330          Dahlias - Cactus 3 blooms                                                                    

CLASS   331          Dahlias - other than the above, 3 blooms, one/more varieties                                

CLASS   332          Rose/Floribunda - any variety, 1 stem only                                                                         

CLASS   333          Rose/Hybrid/T - 3 specimen blooms                                                                    

CLASS   334          Rose of the Show - Single Bloom                                                                        

CLASS   335          Garden Flowers - one stem only                                                                          

CLASS   336          Selection of Cottage Garden Flowers                                                                 

CLASS   337          Vase of Sweet Pea                                                                




N.B. Exhibits exceeding the stated sizes will be eliminated                                                                                                                                                                                                               

CLASS      338          Foliage Only Arrangement -Space allowed not more than 600mm                                     

CLASS      339          Autumn Glory - a flower arrangement along with any other material

                                      eg fruit, foliage, moss, cones, twigs etc. Space allowed not more than 600mm                     

CLASS      341          Bunch of Wild Flowers & Foliage in a Vase                                                                      

CLASS      342          Arrangement with a candle - Space allowed not more than 450mm                                   

CLASS      343          Arrangement with 5 Blooms with Foliage - Space allowed not more than 600mm

CLASS      344          Arrangement in a wine glass or a Miniature Arrangement.

                                      Space allowed not more than 300 mm                                                                  




SECTION 6                COOKERY


Please note the cakes will be cut by the judges in order for the exhibit to be judges fairly      




All Ireland Christmas Baking Championship

Prize Fund €750

Rules & Conditions:

The Christmas Baking Championship will consist of:

1. 2lb. Christmas Pudding

2. Yule Log made with chocolate butter cream filling and covering. To be decorated in a     Christmas Theme.

3. 6 x Mince Pies

4. Entry Fee to shows €3 and to the Final €6.


The Final to be held at Eyrecourt Show Saturday 20th September 2015.

For rules and conditions, please see Irish Shows Association 2015 yearbook or visit


CLASS   345          Soda Bread - White                                                                              

CLASS   346          Soda Bread - Wholemeal                                                                      

CLASS   347          Tea Bread - eg Ginger, Date, Banana, Tea Brack                                                                 

CLASS   348          6 Wholemeal Scones                                                                            

CLASS   349          6 Scones - other than wholemeal                                                                           

CLASS   350          Light Fruit Cake                                                                  

CLASS   351          Madeira Cake                                                                                                                                               

CLASS   353          Rich Fruit Cake                                                                   

CLASS   354          Cheese Cake                                                                         

CLASS   355          Boiled Fruit Cake                                                                 

CLASS   356          Sandwich - Jam                                                                   

CLASS   357          Sandwich - Any Flavour, Decorated                                                                  

CLASS   358          Porter Cake                                                                          

CLASS   359          Apple Tart                                                                            

CLASS   360          Fruit Tart                                                                              

CLASS   361          Gluten-free cake                                                                    



SECTION 7                BUTTER                                            


CLASS   363          Home made Butter                                                                               


SECTION 8                JAMS & CHUTNEY                                     

 all in 1lb pots                                                                     

CLASS   364          Apple Jelly                                                                            

CLASS   365          Other Fruit Jelly                                                                   

CLASS   366          Blackcurrant Jam                                                                

CLASS   367          Gooseberry jam                                                                    

CLASS   368          Marmalade                                                                           

CLASS   369          Strawberry Jam                                                                   

CLASS   370          Rapberry Jam                                                                      

CLASS   371          Blackberry jam                                                                    

CLASS   372          Rhubarb jam                                                                       

CLASS   373          Chutney (Main Fruit named)                                                                


SECTION 9                            EGGS                                     


CLASS   374          6 New Laid Brown or White Hen Eggs                                                                             

CLASS   375          6 New Laid Duck Eggs        


SECTION 10                          HOMECRAFTS


not previously exhibited at the Oughterard Show                                                                                                                                                                                                               

CLASS   376          Hand Knitted Article; Cardigan, Jumper, Gloves, Socks etc                              

CLASS   378          Hand Knitted Article; eg,toy, decorative item (not clothing)                                                                                                          

CLASS   380          Crochet in Cotton or Wool                                                                 

CLASS   381          Article in Tapestry or Cross stitch                                                                     

CLASS   382          Patchwork Quilt - Any Size                                                                

CLASS   383          Something  New from Something Old                                                                               

CLASS   384          Handmade or Machine Sewn Item - any homemade craft item not covered by above

 CLASS  385          Wood or Stone Carving                                                                      

CLASS   386          Turned Wood Item                                                                                                                           

CLASS   388          Handmade  Greeting Card                                                                 

CLASS   389          Any Item of Jewellery - may include beadwork                                                                               


SECTION 11                          ART                                       

 not previously exhibited at the Oughterard Show. All Paintings to be limited to 450mm X 350MM                                                                          


CLASS   390          Landscape in Oils                                                                

CLASS   391          Landscape in Water-Colour                                                                               

CLASS   392          Water-colour other than Landscape                                                                  

CLASS   393          Painting in Oils                                                                              

CLASS   394          Portrait - in any medium                                                                     

CLASS   395          Writer's Corner - A Short Story or Poem         



Section 12              PHOTOGRAPHY (Amateur)                                               

  • 1 Entry per person per class                                                                                                       
  • Not previously exhibited at the Oughterard Show                                                                                                       
  • Unframed & Unmounted, Maximum Size not exceeding 250mm X 200mm                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

CLASS   396          Scenery - in Colour                                                                               

CLASS   397          Portrait - in Colour                                                                               

CLASS   398            Any Other Subject in Colour                                                                               

CLASS   399          A Subject depicting any aspect of a Show - in Colour                                                                      

CLASS  400           An Amusing or Topical photograph with suitable caption-  B&W or Colour. (Caption must be attached when                                          entering)                                                                              

 CLASS  401          Any Subject - In Black and White (recent)                                                                           


SECTION 13        TEEN TALENT (AGE 13 - 18)                                            

Entry Fee:€2        Prize money: 1st - €10, 2nd - €7 and 3 - €5                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

CLASS   402          Craft Item in any medium (up to & including Junior Cert )                                                                               

CLASS   406          Pencil Drawing not exceeding 300mm x 300mm                                                                               

CLASS   407          Poster promoting any sport- 1 entry per person ; Max size 500mm x 500mm                                   

CLASS   408          Photography - An Amusing Photograph, 1 entry per person                                                               

CLASS   409          Photography - A Serious Study, 1 entry per person                                                                            

CLASS   410          Home Made Decorated cake                                                                               

CLASS   413            "What does Global Warming mean to me"- 500 words  on A4                                                        

CLASS   414          A Short Story on "Your Local Area" -Must be original in English or Irish and must be your own work.

CLASS   415          The Green Class - Item made from recycled material      

Entries for Class 413 & 414  to be lodged with Entries Secretary before Fri August 14th August  



SECTION 14        Children's Corner ( less than 13 yrs of age)                                    

Entry Fee: €1       Prize Money: 1st - €10, 2nd - €7 and 3rd - €5                   


CLASS   416          Novelty - less than 8yrs of age: eg play dough, plasticine                                                                     

CLASS   417          Novelty - Over 8yrs of age and under 13 yrs od age: eg knitting, bracelets etc     

CLASS   418          Decorated Hard Boiled Egg - Under 10 yrs of age                                                                             

CLASS   419          Doll in Hand Made Clothes                                                                

CLASS   420          Miniature Garden on a lid or tray - Max Size 450mm x 350mm

CLASS   421          A vase of Wild Flowers - any kind                                                                       

CLASS   422          Picture - Any medium. Under 8 yrs . 1 picture per child.                                                                      

CLASS   423          Picture - Any medium. 8, 9 &10 yrs. 1 picture per child. Max size 350mm x 350mm

CLASS   424          Picture - Any medium. 11 & 12 yrs. 1 picture per child. Max size 350mm x 350mm                                                                

CLASS   425          Poster promoting any sport. 1 entry per child; Max size 500mm x 500mm                                       

CLASS   426          Cup Cakes -6                                                                       

CLASS   427          Hand Made Greeting Card                                                                    

CLASS   428          The Green Class - Item made from recycled material                                                                           

CLASS   429          Poem - May be original in English or Irish and must be your own work. 8yrs of age and over

CLASS   430          A Short Story on "Your Local Area" -May be original in English or Irish and must be your own work 8 yrs of age and                                             over.                                                                       


Entries for classes 429 & 430 to be lodged in Show Office before Fri 14th August